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'''Bitman''' was Russian company mostly known from Bitman brand.
  
 
== History==
 
== History==
In November 1994, the "Bitman Company" company was established in Russia. Aleksiej Semenov became the general director. The company quickly began to bring consoles. The company started selling 8 bit consoles . The company has also started copying [[Sega Mega Drive]]. That's how Super Bitman and Turbo Bitman were created.The company's products began to be presented by the press as counterfeit, which made the company's profits start to fall.Bitman decided to cooperate with Sega. In 1996  became a distributor of Sega in Russia and CIS. In 1997, the company also took up the fight against piracy in Russia with other companies.Bitman was taken over in December 1997 by [[R-Style]].All stores have been taken over by this company.<ref>http://gamenotes.ru/history/bitman-consoles/</ref>
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Bitman was established in November 1994 and quickly began to bring unlicensed 8-bit and 16- bit consoles. Aleksiej Semenov became the general director. They were the only ones in Russia to have UCS (Universal Cartridge System) which was praised by Russian magazines.<ref>http://gamenotes.ru/history/bitman-consoles/</ref>
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[[File:Bitman logo.png|thumb|Bitman mascot|200px]]
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In January 1996 Bitman became a distributor of Sega in Russia and CIS. At the end of 1996, it became an authorized distributor of Sony PlayStation in Russia and the CIS.
  
== Products==
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In 1997, the company also took up the fight against piracy in Russia with other companies. Bitman was taken over in December 1997 by [[R-Style]].<ref>http://gamenotes.ru/history/bitman-consoles/</ref>
  
8bit clones:
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==Products==
*Bitman,
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*Super Bitman [[KW-501]] version
*Bitman 2,
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*Super Bitman [[Songa II]] version ,
*Bitman Infra, 
 
16 bit clones:
 
*Super Bitman -[[KW-501]] and [[Songa II]] version ,
 
 
*[[AT-168|Turbo Bitman]],
 
*[[AT-168|Turbo Bitman]],
[[Game Boy]] clone:
 
*Bitman 3000B,
 
Accessories:
 
 
*[[Gun Fighter]]
 
*[[Gun Fighter]]
  
 
== Gallery==
 
== Gallery==
{{gitem|Bitman Poster RU.jpg|Super Bitman advert RU}}
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Revision as of 12:02, 3 May 2020

Bitman logo2.jpg
Bitman
Founded: 1994
Defunct: 1997
Headquarters: Russia

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Bitman was Russian company mostly known from Bitman brand.

History

Bitman was established in November 1994 and quickly began to bring unlicensed 8-bit and 16- bit consoles. Aleksiej Semenov became the general director. They were the only ones in Russia to have UCS (Universal Cartridge System) which was praised by Russian magazines.[1]

Bitman mascot

In January 1996 Bitman became a distributor of Sega in Russia and CIS. At the end of 1996, it became an authorized distributor of Sony PlayStation in Russia and the CIS.

In 1997, the company also took up the fight against piracy in Russia with other companies. Bitman was taken over in December 1997 by R-Style.[2]

Products

Gallery

Bitman Poster RU.jpg

Bitman before the agreement with Sega.

Bitman offer.jpg

Bitman before the agreement with Sega.

Bitman offer 2.jpg

Bitman before the agreement with Sega.

Migr 8 RU.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Magazina Igrushek (RU) #8: "4/1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Bitman Sega offer.jpg

Print advert in Strana Igr (RU) #6: "Sentyabr 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:

Migr 11 RU.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Magazina Igrushek (RU) #11: "7-8/1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Bitman RU PrintAdvert.jpeg

Print advert in Velikiy Drakon (RU) #29 (1996-12-01)

Strana igr 18.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Strana Igr (RU) #18: "Noyabr 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:

References